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24 Jan 2021

24th Jan 2021

          As of 24 January 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. There are 48 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases todurveillance, while 7 were symptomatic. ay, 41 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 7 were symptomatic.  


Summary of new cases




Breakdown by


Breakdown by


Number of cases


Already in quarantine/ isolation before detection

Detected from surveillance


Symptomatic

Asymptomatic

Cases in the community

0


0

0


0

0

Cases residing in dormitories

0


0

0


0

0

Imported cases

48


48

0


7

41

Total

48








2.       Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 8 cases in the week before to 15 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has decreased from 4 cases in the week before to 3 cases in the past week. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

3.       Amongst the 195 confirmed cases reported from 18 January to 24 January, 101 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 36 have tested negative, and 58 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 0

There are no cases in the community today.

b) Cases in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c) Imported cases: 48

Amongst the 48 imported cases,

  • 4 (Cases 59553, 59587, 59588 and 59594) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • 4 (Cases 59567, 59574, 59582 and 59583) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from France, India and the UAE.
  • 1 (Case 59563) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India.
  • 2 (Cases 59569 and 59570) are Student’s Pass holders who arrived from Egypt and India.
  • 11 (Cases 59550, 59551, 59562, 59571, 59572, 59573, 59575, 59584, 59585, 59595 and 59596) are Work Pass holders who arrived from Bangladesh, Colombia, France, India, Nigeria and the UAE.
  • 22 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines, of whom 10 (Cases 59555, 59556, 59557, 59561, 59565, 59576, 59577, 59578, 59591 and 59592) are foreign domestic workers.
  • 3 (Cases 59568, 59579 and 59580) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Cases 59579 and 59580 arrived from India to visit their children who are Singapore Permanent Residents and Case 59568 arrived from the US for a work project in Singapore.
  • 1 (Case 59566) is a sea crew holding a Special Pass who arrived onboard a vessel from Malaysia, and had not disembarked. He was conveyed to the hospital when he developed symptoms, and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.



They had all already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or during isolation.

4.       Please refer to the Annexes and MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

5.       26 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,041 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6.       There are currently 50 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 188 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19. 29 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
24 JANUARY 2021